Impressions de mes frites

Painting by Jacques Arseneault (1956-1997).

Jacques ARSENEAULT
c. 1985
Woodcut
76 x 107 cm
© Galerie d'art de l'Université de Moncton.


Jacques Arseneault (1956-1997)

Jacques Arseneault was born in Dalhousie, New Brunswick, in 1956. After earning a Bachelor of Visual Arts in 1978 from Université de Moncton, he obtained a Master of Plastic Arts at Université de Paris VIII in 1980. From 1984 to 1997, this master woodcutter was a full professor and head of the engraving section in the visual arts department at Université de Moncton.

Literature is a vast source of inspiration for Arseneault and holds a central place in his work, as he highlights the visual aspect of written works. In the past, he has worked from novels by Franz Kafka and Raymond Roussel, and has drawn inspiration from the poems "Danser au Kacho, 2." and "Le programme du poème" by Acadian poet Gérald LeBlanc to create the works in his 1990 exhibition Monotypes.

Arsenault’s works are found in a public and private collections, such as those of the New Brunswick Art Bank, which owns Italian and Mexican (1996), the Canada Council Art Bank and the Galerie d’art de l’Université de Moncton. In 1994, he won a grant for creation, documentation and trav Read More
Jacques Arseneault (1956-1997)

Jacques Arseneault was born in Dalhousie, New Brunswick, in 1956. After earning a Bachelor of Visual Arts in 1978 from Université de Moncton, he obtained a Master of Plastic Arts at Université de Paris VIII in 1980. From 1984 to 1997, this master woodcutter was a full professor and head of the engraving section in the visual arts department at Université de Moncton.

Literature is a vast source of inspiration for Arseneault and holds a central place in his work, as he highlights the visual aspect of written works. In the past, he has worked from novels by Franz Kafka and Raymond Roussel, and has drawn inspiration from the poems "Danser au Kacho, 2." and "Le programme du poème" by Acadian poet Gérald LeBlanc to create the works in his 1990 exhibition Monotypes.

Arsenault’s works are found in a public and private collections, such as those of the New Brunswick Art Bank, which owns Italian and Mexican (1996), the Canada Council Art Bank and the Galerie d’art de l’Université de Moncton. In 1994, he won a grant for creation, documentation and travel.

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Learning Objectives

The learner will:

  • Understand that art can influence and reflect culture by conveying social and ethical issues
  • Be aware that the creative process is influenced by personal experience.
  • Understand that our reaction to art is based on our own experiences
  • Be aware of the diversity of Francophone art across Canada
  • Develop an appreciation of historical and contemporary Francophone art in Canada
  • Recognize the role of the curator in choosing, researching and interpreting art for exhibition

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